"We hope, by exchange of information, to locate as many roosts as possible in Hampshire, and to persuade the public by displays, talks and so on that bats are not the macabre creatures horror films would have us believe, and that 'Bats Need Friends'." - Mike Dobson, HBG Founder (1984)

Hampshire Bat Group is a registered charity made up of volunteer members. As a partner group to the Bat Conservation Trust, we aim to promote and support bat conservation in Hampshire and to raise public awareness about these fascinating animals.  Bats need our help because their numbers have decreased drastically in recent years, mainly due to loss of habitat.

Please note that, as a matter of routine, Hampshire Bat Group does not undertake surveys for commercial purposes or to formally object to planning applications.

Recent Announcements

  • Indoor Meetings Our 2017/18 season of indoor meetings will commence on Thursday 26th October, when Ross Baker of the Surrey Bat Group will give us a presentation on Nathusius' pipistrelle bats. As usual, this will start at 19.30 at the Swanwick Lakes Study Centre, with refreshments available from 19.00.
    Posted Aug 22, 2017, 9:08 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
  • Summer activities Over the summer you will find us on:    26th June – our display will be at the Fair Oak Village Fete;    2nd July - bat care training course at Fareham:    7th July - leading a bat walk at the Horndean Bioblitz at Catherington;     9th July - our display will be at the Bishop’s Waltham Countryside Day;     12th July - leading a bat walk at Langstone;     18th July - leading a bat walk at Emsworth;     19th July - leading a bat walk at Selborne;     23rd July - our display will be at the Elvetham Heath Countryside Day;     25th to 27th July – our display will be at the New Forest Show;     14th August - leading a bat walk at Crookhorn;     15 ...
    Posted Sep 1, 2017, 9:36 AM by Hampshire Bat Group
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